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Why does a goldfish swim belly up


A goldfish swims belly up, does not eat, but it hasn’t been dying for almost a month. What to do?


In goldfish, tuberculosis most often causes dropsy and indigestion. After eating, the fish begins to float up to the surface of the water up the belly and can stay in that position for hours or even days.
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Lying abdomen up - tuberculosis is a scourge of short-lived goldfish. You can try to treat as follows:
1. Set the fish in a separate aquarium, add kanamycin at the rate of 1 g. on 20l. water.
2. Water is completely changed daily, reducing the dose of kanamycin to 0.5 g per 20 liters.
3. Do not feed the week, then feed once a day and little by little, it is not full! Giving duckweed, spangled dandelions, lettuce, spinach, grated cucumber first, then dry food.
4. Create good conditions: aeration, water 20-24С DO NOT FILTER.
Treat need a long time, 4-6 weeks.

goldfish swims belly up. How to help?

Fish swims belly up on the surface of the water


Immediately rush to treat fish with drugs is dangerous. Without knowing the action of the drug, you can harm the rest of the fish. Different drugs are designed for different diseases.
Methylene blue is a synthetic blue dye. The solution is used for the treatment of fungal diseases of aquarium fish, as well as for the prevention of stress arising from transplanting and transporting fish. It is effective against blood diseases associated with poisoning of fish with cyanides and nitrates.
First you need to find out the reason. Maybe there is no reason for great concern. If you have a blue dolphin, then they grow up to 20 cm. And if your aquarium is not very big, it could simply die from cramping.
If the fish is turned upside down but still breathing, it means that it dies. It is important to identify the cause. life of other fishes in an aquarium depends on it. The reasons may be many. Overpopulation, overfeeding, fish obesity, contagious diseases, and maybe the aging of a particular fish.
Inspect the fish. The fins are pressed or tried, the mouth is open or compressed, whether there are external discolorations or other external changes on the body, described below.
Your fish can do nothing to help, but look at the rest of the fish. Do not they stand, rocking at the water flow from the filter, do not itch about the stones, whether other fish have folded or squeezed fins and tails. Do not swim if some fish in the corner, sluggish. Externally inspect each fish - whether there are small dots on them (like semolina or flour), whether there is no cotton coating on the fins, skin or scales, various swellings, hemorrhages, ulcers. Or milky white mucus on the whole body or parts of fish. Does the fish have bloated bellies, reddened anus?
Treatment depends on various symptoms.
Sometimes the death of one fish occurs due to conditions that are unsuitable for it or changed conditions in an aquarium that have become unsuitable for it.
When overpopulation often kills the most weakened fish, and the rest live normally.
There are bacterial diseases that are not noticeable by the eye, and weakened fish suffer from them. Other, stronger fish disease does not affect.
If your fish have any changes in their behavior or mood (fearfulness, loss of appetite, aggressiveness, apathy, throwing, whirling in place, swimming on the side, upside down, or head), then these are signs of trouble in the aquarium or a disease.
There may be an increase or decrease in pH in water, a decrease or increase in water temperature, even the influence of weather (pressure drops), a decrease or an excessive increase in oxygen supply.
If you can, write a comment in the comments. It may be possible to solve the problem and prevent the further spread of the infection, if it exists in the aquarium.
If the rest of the fish is okay, they are not overweight, etc., and your fish are not so many (no overcrowding), then the fish could die for its own reasons - stress, old age, non-contagious internal disease and unsuitable conditions for it .


Buy methylene blue in medical equipment. At 0.5l of old aquarium water, add 5 drops (proportion). Plant diseased fish in a sufficient amount of such a composition of water and adjust the air. You can by phone consult a veterinarian or in a pet store, an experienced aquarist. But if the fish starts to behave unusually or other fish focus on it, it is necessary to plant and carry out prevention or treatment.

Arisha Trofimova

Not. She may be unwell. From (hypocrisy). For this, it must be transplanted into another aquarium away from other fish. And change the feed. Well, water it with vitamins !!! And if this does not help, contact the veterinarian or the store where the fish (s) was purchased. They will prompt. And only then draw conclusions. THERE IS A CHANCE TO SAVE A FISH.

The goldfish swims up the belly. The belly is swollen. how to save her?

Vera N

If not constantly yet, then you can save. Probably you have it in dry food. Start feeding naturalka and everything will come back to normal. I have been feeding my gold for a long time, and I don’t notice any more of these changeers.
Nettle fresh scalded, dill fresh, fresh cucumber - will help first. Boiled buckwheat (after being washed yet), boiled egg (white), boiled shrimp, boiled chicken breast, boiled peas, fresh lettuce leaves and so on. Malinka live and frozen.

Elena Gabrielyan

There are only 2 disease options
1. cyst of the genital glands
Symptoms: Abdominal distention A strongly enlarged abdomen (it seems that the fish is ready for spawning) due to the presence of a bag-shaped mass with liquid or mushy contents.
The disease is chronic; therefore, it is often found very late when the milt or calf has already undergone changes.
The reason is the long-term separation of males and females, their excessive feeding with monotonous dry feeds. When the form is running, the fish are sterile and, as a rule, die.
How to treat:
It can be cured only in the initial stage of the disease. To do this, put the fish upside down in cotton wool moistened with aquarium water and careful stroking from the pectoral fins to the tailtail fin squeezing the contents of the cyst through the anus.
Prevention of the disease is reduced to the full feeding of fish with a variety of live food and timely mating of producers.
2 disease Obesity of the viscera
Symptoms: Liver degeneration, At the opening of the fish the internal organs are covered with fat, the blood is lighter in color. , Flaccidity, bloating.
How to treat:
The disease is chronically and in the initial stage goes unnoticed. Fish are actively taking food, but inactive. The disease, as a rule, ends with the death of fish, as the violation of fat metabolism is an irreversible process.
To prevent violations of fat metabolism, fish create optimal conditions for housing and feeding: avoid compacted landings (so that they can swim freely); moderately fed, especially dry food. In the aquarium must be aquatic vegetation.
This is with regard to diseases, but it is also possible that the fish has eaten, then 4-5 days do not feed will only benefit, and later reduce feeding to 1 time per week and give so much feed that within 1 - 2 minutes feed was completely eaten. Include vegetation in their diet as well, like ryaska, riciiya, wolfia, and can be fed with scalded and finely chopped lettuce and nettle leaves.

Goldfish swims belly up

Golden fish shifter ... who so was that she swims to the top of the belly. but the appetite is great. what was treated?


there was the same story ... completely changed the water ... for several days did not feed ... ceased ... then again ... I did not find out the reason ... so for a period of one and a half years periodically and swam up belly ... first I thought that it would die in a couple of days ... but not something like that ...


Keeping aquarium fish is a whole art. Why your fish feel bad can depend on many reasons. The first most common is overfeeding fish. What kind of feed you feed on, composition, water temperature. In general, God help you in this difficult task.

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this comes from overfeeding or poor water quality. Saw some such cases and all with a lethal outcome. Most likely a very high nitrate content in the aquarium. What is the volume of the aquarium and how many fish? Do tests for nitrites with nitrates. Due to chronic poisoning with nitrates, functional impairments and the functioning of the bladder, and the intestines and kidneys could go. And then the chances of recovery is not very much. It can only be counted upon after the normalization of the composition of the water in the aquarium. In addition to a varied and abundant feeding with plant food, I would advise that daily giving fish kanamycin food in fish in small portions 3 times a day.


overfeeding fish. you have to plant a specific fish on a strict diet: feed exclusively in the morning, every two days, give a very small portion. After about a week you can increase the portion ...
Good luck in keeping fish. I also have 10 golden fish live in all different forms and nothing, everything is in order. no problems with them!
the rest of the fish also feed 1 time in two days !! !
different breeds of fish spread by different aquas. I, for example, have three aquas. gold live separately with pterigoplicht brocade and catfish - tarakatum!


Overeating or stale feed in fish may cause an accumulation of gas in the intestines. At the same time, the abdomen swells, they turn over, sometimes they die. You can temporarily raise the water temperature to 26 degrees, increase aeration, sometimes it helps. And remember, a healthy fish is a hungry fish!

Natalia A.

How here correctly noticed-contain fish is a whole art, I agree, both in theoretical (most important!) And in practical terms. Diseases of scrofula most often arise from improper care and shitty conditions, nor any neighbors (except all cold-water crucian carpets) should be in the aquarium, and even more aggressive (how have they not yet torn it?) + Good volume with powerful filtration and aeration. And about feeding and it is not necessary to continue, it is easier to kill scarecrows with overfeeding, these fish do not know the measures, therefore they are more often obese.

Why does a goldfish swim belly up? she is alive!


It is up the belly or on the side of the surface? She can not go down? She has inflammation of the bowel or bladder. Overfed or given feed poor-quality, perhaps a long time open and stood in the heat. Do not feed for two days. Then feed sooo small portions 2-3 times a day with new high-quality food.


Fish should not swim belly up (if it is not a catfish shifter), overfed or sick. And they are very gentle in this matter. Hardly come to his senses. Learn from mistakes, since literature was too lazy to read before.


if you didn’t have noisy parties, then she has inflammation of the swim bladder, because of a sharp drop in water temperature, this happens, or just eaten. otsadite in the otsadnik (shallow) and do not feed a couple of days. But it does not always help! in veil breeds, this often happens because these are breeds! Read about these types of fish, a lot of literature and the Internet is packed with various forums!

The telescope has been swimming belly up for a couple of months.


it comes from overfeeding your fish
First, to relieve symptoms, increase the water temperature to 28 degrees and increase the air purge.
add metranidazole and biseptol tablets to the aquarium in the pharmacy for people selling from the tablet 1 tablet for 20 liters of water and both of them will help to remove the inflammatory processes of the digestive tract.
You say dry and high-quality food, but what kind of gold do you have? just if the food for all types of aquarium fish, then there is a lot of protein component in it which causes intestinal inflammation
You need to buy special food for gold plant because the diet of a goldfish is 80% of vegetable food
give her the same frozen spinach thawed in cold water beforehand if it is finely chopped it is sold in any supermarket
feed the fish is not necessary before the passage of the syndromes and then feed once a day so that you have eaten everything for 2-3 minutes and alternate a drop of food more than dry food and spinach, this will help restore the intestinal perforation and improve the general well-being of the fish
good luck


Most likely he cranks. The usual overfeeding ... the whole family of goldfish suffers from this ... Goldfish have a very sensitive digestive tract and absolutely dimensionless appetite. Therefore, to determine when the fish ate is not possible. To feed as little as possible ... I worked in the company - there was an aquarium with gold - it caused specialists - there was such a problem all the time - all aquarists in one voice meant exactly this problem. As for the treatment, there is nothing. Either okleutsya or not - the third is not given. But, in most cases, such fish die ... I finally spat and when they all overdosed (the employees were smart - fed - and the ads did not help), I got therapists - a very versatile and absolutely unpretentious fish. Even then, the angelfish was planted - and in general everything is super. Fish for three years and no problems ...
By the way, if I wanted to die - nifiga - fish die very hard and painfully from digestive problems. In my office, one fish swam like one and a half months, until ... well, not fun ... I sincerely sympathize. When the fish themselves died, at first they roared for each fish ... it was a pity very much ...

Why when a fish dies, does it float up? and…


Unlike popular belief, most fish never float after they die. A taphonomic study confirmed that most fish sink to the bottom and never rise to the surface of the water. However, many people in their lives had to see dead fish swimming "belly up" on the surface of the lake.

This is because the bacteria in the digestive canal and the swim bladder of the fish produce gas that pushes the fish up to the surface like a balloon.
For the same reason, rotting objects pop up. Experiments have shown that when a fish floats on the surface of the water, it cannot swim for a long time. The belly of the fish bursts and it sinks to the bottom. Upward belly pops muffled or poisoned and dead fish.

Goldfish swims to the top of the belly

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In aquarium fish, quite often strange phenomena can be observed when the fish swim in a different way than they should swim. Such problems are caused by a variety of reasons - from the incorrect keeping of fish in an aquarium to any diseases. It can be bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic and cancer diseases. Basically, the fact that the fish swims belly up or on the side, is a consequence of the dysfunction of the swim bladder
Improper swimming fish can also be caused by: starvation, or excessive gas formation. Sometimes there are diseases of the fins and the swim bladder.
Goldfish and related species have the most direct connection between the esophagus and the swim bladder.
It sometimes happens that at times fish eaten by fish overpress the bubble.
As for viruses and bacteria, their presence leads to inflammation, which prevents air from escaping from the bladder.
Dry food can also be one of the reasons. The thing is that such food, like a sponge, absorbs water, which leads to an increase in the volume of fish and the squeezing of the bubble.
Sometimes this strange behavior of the fish passes by itself. However, in my opinion, it is not necessary to leave such a situation without attention, especially if it happens often.
Quite an interesting way to treat the unusual behavior of fish (when they swim up belly) is described by the following link //
However, it should be warned that I personally have never used this way, and have never heard anything about it before. Therefore, it seems to me, it would be useful to just browse through numerous forums on the Internet where a similar problem would be discussed. For example, you can read the information on the following links:
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If you read all these topics carefully, you will see that perhaps the main reason for this behavior of a goldfish is overfeeding. Maybe a hungry diet for some time will help her.
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Be sure to read, draw conclusions for yourself and hope that your fish will feel much better in the future. Good luck!

What if a goldfish dies? turns belly to the top, slowly swims

Elena Gabrielyan

The first and foremost (if not late) urgently change the aquarium from 8 liter to 50 liter. The fish will live there much more comfortably, and you have less headache associated with its maintenance.
2. Do not feed for at least 2-3 days (changeling) from banal gluttony and overfeeding the fish with dry food.
3. After 3 days of fasting, transfer Zolotushka to animal feed on bloodworms (just don’t get carried away), daphnia and vegetable food.
(scalded and finely chopped leaf of lettuce, cabbage, in the summer you can give nettle, dandelions, as well as if you can buy Wolfia, Ryaska, Riccia and feed so much that within 2 minutes the feed is completely eaten by it without residue. 1 day a week should be unloading (fish are not fed).

Why does the scalar swim to the top of the belly or so to say "levetiruet" in the water?


Of course, you have a vinaigrette)) incompatible fish neither in temperament nor in terms of water.
In general, such symptoms can be as with inflammation of the swim bladder, blockage of the intestine, and with dropsy (the scales are not ruffled?), Etc.
Try to siphon soil. What is the displacement of the aquarium?


Absolutely incompatible fish. Angelfish feed on neons, guppies and danios.
What kind of consultant braked by you got caught when I wanted to use a scalar to help a guppy, he immediately told me that in no case.
Try to turn off the AERATION of water, I also sometimes float on the surface, then I just leave the filter turned on, watch.

Natalia A.

Literature say read? From the category, I look in the book, I see a fig. Tropical are both freshwater and marine fish, do not confuse concepts. The first and main error is that with proper care, water DOES NOT CHANGE. and substitute-difference catch? The second common mistake of all newbies is to plant incompatible fish in the toilet tank. Sorry, nothing personal. =)